Artiste Manager, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson popularly known as Bulldog, has taken Musician Stonebwoy to the cleaners insisting “the general disregard to Artiste Management as a profession…by one of Ghana’s top musical exports, Stonebwoy was so unfortunate”.
According to him “To say which artiste manager in Ghana can show a certificate for management was distasteful and unschooled”.
Referencing a conversation which happened on UTV’s United Showbiz show where Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy is alleged to have demanded to know if any artiste manager in Ghana can show a certificate backing their profession, BullDog said “If you have a situation with your management team please don’t generalize it’ demanding recognition for his kind: “Let us learn to respect each other’s contribution in this space’.
He was particularly unhappy about the apparent lack of principle when it comes to showing respect in the industry as he took to facebook to voice these concerns.
“You were on the moral high ground about ‘disrespect in the game’ kindly heed to your counsel. I’m not sure it will be appropriate for one to seek for an artiste’s certificate for them to be referred to as or become one. Talent management is the knowledge or skill obtained from a period of practical experience with talents, especially that gained in a particular profession. One’s handiwork and attainment in their chosen field makes them a master of their trade and not a certificate in form of a document. Their unceasing success in their field of work is all the certification they require…”
He took sometime to also ‘school’ the dancehall on what it takes to be a talent manager:
“Talent management is a labour of love. Their efforts don’t generate into streams or laurels for themselves so their contribution to the grandiose victory is easily overlooked.Talent Managers aren’t celebrated in this country because their tale of toil don’t get told. I am a CERTIFIED TALENT MANAGER without a certificate. God bless the entertainment space and all stakeholders. #YEAROFRESTORATION #sikanhyiraadomaseda”